International Paper awards Foundation grants

Published 1:39 pm Saturday, December 23, 2017

$50,000 awarded to Orange-area community organizations 

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International Paper Orange Containerboard Mill has awarded $50,000 in foundation grants to local community organizations. Grants were awarded by the IP Foundation in Memphis, Tenn.
“We feel privileged to be able to assist our local non-profits and organizations in their efforts to serve this community,” said Ed Barr, Mill Manager. “We look forward to seeing the great results they achieve.”
Local community organizations that were awarded grants for the 2017 cycle are:
Little Cypress Mauriceville Elementary, Classroom supplies and books to restock their flooded library
Mauriceville Elementary, Books to restock their flooded library
OCARC, Materials for Special Needs employees
Orange Community Action Association, Meals for recipients of Meals on Wheels
Orangefield Elementary, Books to restock their flooded library
Southeast Texas Food Bank, Meals for local citizens who are food insecure
St. Mary’s School, Books to restock their flooded library
A new IP Foundation grant cycle will begin; the deadline for applications will be October 1, 2018. For more information about the Foundation or to apply online, interested applicants should visit
Each year, International Paper provides more than $10 million to support thousands of charitable organizations in the communities where our employees live and work. Company contributions and Foundation grants are a significant part of our giving strategy, as we strive to be the best socially responsible corporate neighbor in our communities. International Paper funds creative giving that changes lives with a focus on programs centered around environmental educational and literacy, along with addressing human service needs.